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Backyard Hops: Growing for Home or Market    NEW!

Growing hops on a small scale to supply both hobbyists and the booming regional craft beer industry can be done sustainably and profitably. Join us at the Parsons Family Farm for this hands-on class where we’ll take part in hops harvest while learning the history of hops production in WA State, what hops needs to thrive in the Puget Sound region, basics of planting and care and pests that can affect the plants. We’ll hear from local brewery Top Rung about the difference between using dry hops versus wet hops and why breweries are doing it. Then we’ll follow the hops we harvested to Top Rung for a brewery timed tour and complement our learning with a sample of fresh Hop Beer.

This class is for 21 and over.

This class runs for 4-5 hours. We recommend you bring water and a brown bag lunch with you.

Learn more about the Parson Family Farm in The Olympian featured article Hop Farm Revival Happening in Olympia.


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